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Indiana 211 adding resources

Indiana 211 is adding additional resources for Hoosiers in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in their local communities. Indiana 211 has created a new website to serve as a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 resources. The organization is also adding 20-30 new navigators to handle increased call volume. Community Navigators help people to contact 211, identify their goals, prioritize their needs, and connect them to valuable community resources. Indiana 211 is a free service that connects Hoosiers with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies in their local communities — quickly, easily and confidentially. This includes needs such as food, utility, health care and childcare assistance.

For individuals seeking services within Indiana, you can contact 211 here:

New website for COVID-19 related information: https://in211.communityos.org/COVID-19

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 (available 24/7, this line is only for seeking services within Indiana)

Text: Text your zip code to 898-211 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

For all other 211 assistance: www.in211.org

Martin’s taking donations for United Way

All 20 Martin’s Super Markets locations in Indiana and Michigan will be taking customer contributions to support their county’s United Way effort to respond to both short term and long term needs of individuals impacted by COVID-19. All donations will aid local COVID19 relief efforts and donations will be distributed to the United Way chapters weekly.

The branches included in the effort are: United Way of Cass County, United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties, United Way of Kosciusko County, United Way of Marshall County, United Way of Southwest Michigan and United Way of St. Joseph County.

Libraries closed through end of March

The Walton and Kewanna Public Libraries will be closed for the rest of March.

However, the Walton Library’s staff members continue to work inside the building to help with day to day operations. They are accepting deliveries of new materials and mail. Maintenance of the building is going on as planned. Communications and notices are being sent to patrons and community. Purchases are being ramped up for online usage. If you have a library card, you can easily receive e-books at home. The library’s WIFI Access is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to download a book, drive in and use our internet services. You can request materials and make an appointment to pick them up via “trunk delivery” as well. Call 574-626-2234 to access this service. You can also email me Karen Troutman at ktroutman@walton.lib.in.us. Staff can arrange for online library card applications or by fax or email if you are a landowner or resident of Cass County. Lewis Cass Students and staff also can get this free service.

Church cancels breakfast

The New Waverly United Methodist Church, located at 9990 E. Main St. in New Waverly, has canceled the previously scheduled breakfast for Saturday, April 11 due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Mary Max Cinemas closed

Mary Max Cinemas is closed until further notice, because the Health Dept. says there can be no more than 10 people in one place at a time.

Church hosting blood drive

Shiloh Christian Church is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Monday, March 30, from 2-7 p.m. Donors can schedule online at redcrossblood.org, and walk-ins will be welcome. The church is located at 1047 N. Co. Rd. 350 W., Logansport. Donors need to bring a photo ID. Extra precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of all donors, volunteers and workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fulton soap sale cancelled

The Fulton Community Center soap sale has been cancelled. Call Diane Zimpleman at 574-857-4885 for more information.

High Street closed near County Building

High Street is now closed between Third and Fourth Streets for the relocation of utilities in preparation for the Cass County Jail’s expansion. The only vehicle access to the Sheriff’s Office and Jail is from the intersection of Third and High Streets. The general parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the north side of High Street. The handicapped parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the south side of High Street.

No through traffic, eastbound or westbound, will be allowed during the construction, which will last until fall.

The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.

Cass County Bingo cancelled

Cass County Bingo in Royal Center has cancelled their Sunday Bingo games indefinitely due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

VFW postpones benefit dinnerThe Logansport VFW has postponed a benefit spaghetti dinner and bake sale for Kenny Bedocs on March 28.

Fulton hand-me-down cancelled

The hand-me-down children’s clothing sale scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at the Fulton County Community Center has been cancelled. Call Diane Zimpleman at 574-857-4885 for more information.

Denver saddle club hosting benefit dinner

A benefit dinner for Chuck and Karen York will be hosted by the Denver Saddle Club on Saturday, March 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the Denver Community Building, 1849 Emmons St. Cost for adults is $8, $5 for children 7-12 and children under 6 eat for free. Dinner includes a pulled pork sandwich, bake beans, cheesy potatoes, cole slaw, desserts and a beverage.

Walton Legion cancels dinner

Walton American Legion, Post 418 is canceling their chicken and noodle dinner on April 1.

Church hosting Food Finders Pantry

The Food Finders Mobile Pantry will be at the All Saints Catholic Church on Friday, March 27 starting at 11 a.m. Bring a laundry basket or box to carry food home.

Walton cemetery cleaning

The Walton IOOF cemetery on County Road 600 East is having a clean-up day at 8 a.m. on April 4.

People are needed to help with the outside work.

Cleaning implements will be provided, but those who can bring lawn work implements would be appreciated.

People who have decorations on their loved ones’ graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them before the clean-up day.

They can put them back on April 5.

Rose Society meetings scheduled

The Logansport Rose Society meets the first Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cristie Rans at crisrans@aol.com or 574-889-2219. Here are the meeting times at locations for this season:

May 7: Norway Gardens in Monticello, new flower presentation; June 4: Logansport Public Library, butterflies and pollinators; July 2: Inntiquity Inn, ice cream social; Aug. 6: Susan Jordan’s garden, old fashioned garden; Sept. 3: Tours of Mattern Park in Marion and Market Street Grill in Converse; Oct. 1: Logansport Public Library, hummingbirds; Nov. 5: Logansport Art Association, rose art.

Scholarship open for young songwriters

The Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) is accepting applications for the 2020 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the special Mike Lane Horizon Award. This scholarship and award exists for the purpose of developing, recognizing and supporting area youth in the advancement of their songwriting skills.

Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 19 at the time of application and be a permanent resident of one of the following Indiana counties to apply: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren or White.

Applications being accepted until April 15, 2020.

The winner will receive a $500 cash award to be applied toward the Shirley Martin Scholarship winner’s education, a musical instrument or other songwriting-supporting endeavor. There will be other cash prizes awarded for runners-up and the Mike Lane Horizon Award. Winners will also receive performance opportunities and local publicity.

Apply online at www.samisong.com or download a printable application.

Winners will be awarded on or before April 30. For additional information, email scholarship@samisong.com

Downtown Green & Clean postponed

Logan’s Landing has postponed its annual Downtown Green and Clean event scheduled for Saturday, April 18. A new date will be announced. For more information, contact lldirector@loganslanding.com or phone at 574-722-9345.

Ivy Tech Career Expo cancelled

Ivy Tech and its partners have cancelled the fourth annual Cass County College & Career Expo originally set for Tuesday, April 21, at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl.

Canal Park to hold Earth Day workday

At Canal Park in Delphi is seeking volunteers for Project W.E.E.D. — Wabash & Erie Earth Day — to clean up the park and its flower beds, gardens and trails at the park, 1030 N. Washington St. in Delphi.

Volunteers are asked to report to Canal Park from 8-9 a.m. on April 18, to be assigned to teams.

Scouts troops, 4-H organizations, church groups and individuals of all ages are invited. Children should work with parents or teachers. Some work may require driving to sites. Free lunch provided at noon by local sorority Psi Iota Xi.

The rain date is the following Saturday, April 25.

Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications

The Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant requests will be considered and awarded by the Cass County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund so that a variety of organizations can be assisted with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive, so it is suggested that applications be made as early as possible.

Rules and regulations for funding requests and grant applications will be available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at info@visit-casscounty.com.

Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2020, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Recipients of the 2019 grants were: Carousel in the Park Fun Day, Two Rivers on Two Wheels Bike Tour, the 2 Rivers Music Festival, the Panhandle Pathway Trail, Christmas in the Park, the Taste of Cass County and AIM Softball Fields.

Applications available for Logan’s Landing program

Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district, according to a release. Applicants have a full-year from the date of approval to complete the project, and the program offers 50 percent matching funding up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements.

Those improvements include exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows and doors, facade maintenance and restoration, awnings and installation of brick facade.

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